Iran will be able to negotiate a 4 + 1 nuclear deal (Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) if the United States shows its integrity. This was stated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a government meeting on Wednesday, April 7.
“I opened a new page in international relations with the meeting held yesterday. If the United States shows its honesty, then we can negotiate in the 4 + 1 format, “the agency quotes him. IRNA.
According to Rouhani, the United States “woke up for negotiations.” At the same time, the President stressed that Iran confirms its readiness to return to its commitment to the nuclear program in exchange for lifting all sanctions.
He also noted that after the meeting on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna, “a new stage has begun in international relations and in the history of the nuclear deal.”
The day before, the United States expressed its readiness to lift some of the unilateral sanctions against Iran.
On April 2, it was reported that until all sanctions were lifted, the Iranian delegation did not intend to conduct direct or indirect negotiations with Washington representatives during the meeting of the JCPOA commission in Vienna. Tehran rejects proposals for a phased lifting of sanctions.
On the same day, the countries participating in the JCPOA announced their intention to facilitate the process of returning the United States to the agreement. Then a meeting of the Joint Commission was held, it was attended by representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, Great Britain and Iran at the level of political directors.
Washington’s position on the JCPOA is that Tehran must show its willingness to cooperate within the framework of the agreement. US State Department spokesman Ned Price said Washington is still ready to return to compliance with the treaty if Tehran does. According to Price, the United States is ready for a dialogue with Iran, including through its European partners.
The JCPOA was signed in 2015, it assumed the lifting of sanctions on Iran in exchange for limiting the country’s nuclear program. However, in May 2018, the US pulled out of the deal and reinstated tough sanctions against Tehran. Iran, in turn, announced in 2019 a phased reduction of its obligations under the agreement.